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WoSJ Close-Up; Silvana HDC

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Silvana HDC has been on top of the sport for years! Since the summer of 2009 the 15 year old mare has been seen under Kevin Staut, who she has had huge success with. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 Silvana HDC is Dutchbred - a KWPN - by Corland x Widor. Silvana HDC is currently rank 17 on the WBFSH ranking.  The HDC in Silvana's name is a suffix for Haras des Coudrettes, Kevin's sponsor - and owner of many of the best horses in the world. She was also known as Sea Coast Silvana and Silvana de Hus. In the early days of her international career Silvana was competed by Belgium's Kristof Cleeren... ...before Jos Lansink took over the reins. At the end of 2011, Staut was close to loosing the ride on Silvana as Haras de Hus wanted to sell - but Haras des Coudrettes came to the rescue and secured the mare for Kevin. And the rest is history! Silvana HDS with her groom Laurence.  Silvana HDC has been Kevin's championship horse since 2010. Back then they won the team silver at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. The year after they claimed team silver at the European Championships in Madrid.  She has competed at five World Cup Finals since 2010, was in the top ten four times including last year where she ended third in Gothenburg. Silvana HDC's wins are so many that there is no room to mention all.

One of the biggest came more recently though, in the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch! 

She has several Grand Prix and World Cup wins with Staut. Silvana HDC is one of the few horses in the world with her own website; http://www.silvana-hdc.fr/ Silvana HDC has not only been succesful in the sport, she has also had time to get a foal - Widor II D by Orame born in 2003. We hope to get to enjoy seeing Silvana HDC and Kevin for a few more years...  ...and that everything will go right for them at the World Equestrian Games on home soil in Normandy!

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